The SFCA co-ordinates the activities of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sixth Form Colleges, 37 MPs and 1 Lord are members of the group and act as ambassadors for the sector in parliament.
The group is currently focussed on the VAT campaign for Sixth Form Colleges. Sixth Form Colleges are required to pay VAT on their purchases. Schools and academies are also required to pay VAT on their purchases, but are subsequently reimbursed for these costs. We believe a similar refund scheme should be introduced for the 93 designated Sixth Form Colleges in England. Read more here.
The next meeting of the APPG for Sixth Form Colleges will take place in January 2014.
- Ian Swales MP - Prime Ministers Questions
- Graham Stuart MP co-signed letter to the Secretary of State
- Rt Hon David Laws MP response to the co-signed letter